Film screening: Naked Among Wolves
As rumors emerge that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of prisoners is transferred from Auschwitz, a 4-year-old child is smuggled into the camp in a valise. Born at Auschwitz, he is Jewish and will be killed if discovered.
A group of prisoners decide to protect the child from the searching Germans, and although the kapos cannot smuggle the boy out of Buchenwald, they manage to hide him by moving from one place to another within the camp. Threats and torture by SS men fail to turn up the boy who becomes a symbol of the struggle between captives and captors.
Lora Wildenthal, German history professor at Rice University, will be available for a talkback following the screening.